Dr. Wendling has been involved in the assessment of water supplies (drinking water) and in the protection of groundwater resources. His fields of interest and expertise are the following:
• regional hydrogeology;
• the water-energy nexus (interaction between the energy related activities and watersheds);
• design of production wells;
• monitoring, maintenance and rehabilitation of water wells;
• characterization and protection of aquifers and watersheds;
• education on water supply systems, hydrogeology, water conservation and water microbiology;
• water management and water demand assessment; and
• ground disposal of treated liquid wastes.
Gilles Wendling was on the organizing team of the CanWell 2004 PanCanadian groundwater convention and trade show (500 delegates). Dr. Wendling has been the Director -Technical and Professional Division of the BC Groundwater Association from 2001 to 2006, and its managing Director in 2006, 2007 and 2008. He has also been the Director -Technical and Professional Division of the Canadian Groundwater Association in 2003 and 2004.
Ph.D. (1991 – Hydrogeology) and
MST (B.SC. equivalent – 1983 Géotechnique)
Gilles Wendling was invited to provide a professional opinion on the risks of hydraulic fracturing for unconventional gas extraction on watersheds to the Select Committee of the Yukon Legislative Assembly (2014).
Gilles Wendling was founder of Global Aquifer Development Foundation, a Canadian charity creating partnerships with developing countries and assisting in the establishment of groundwater management systems. GADF has merged with Hydrogeologists Without Borders (HWB) in 2010.